SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group is promoting efforts to protect the richness of life below water and on land, SDGs 14 and 15, in a bid to preserve the natural environment of local communities.

Basic Concept

Contributing to the Conservation of the Natural Environment that Forms the Foundation of Society

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group is working to conserve the natural environment in order to realize an earth with maintained biodiversity as stipulated in the SEKISUI Environment Sustainability Vision 2050.
Working in coordination with NPOs, we develop social contribution activities related to the local environment such as nature conservation activities in each region. We believe that it is effective to develop environmental human resources and solve social issues by having employees take the initiative in carrying out activities.
Despite the spread of COVID-19, Group offices carried out various measures including clean-up activities, forest conservation, and environmental education, at times when the anti-infection restrictions had been eased in fiscal 2021.

Major social and SDG contribution activities undertaken or participated in during fiscal 2021 (Domestic/Environmental fields)

Business Site Involved in
Details of Activities Related SDGs Coordination /
Sekisui Heim Industry Co., Ltd.
Kanto Site
Kasama Children’s Nature Academy
(Extracurricular classes: observation
of organisms in waterfront areas)
Kasama Municipal
Minami Gakuen
Compulsory Education
Sekisui Heim Industry Co., Ltd.
Tokyo Site
Clean-up activities near the office
Chushikoku Sekisui Heim Industry
Co., Ltd.
Forest maintenance activities in the
city of Akaiwa
Akaiwa City (Forest
creation agreement
in coordination with
Kyushu Sekisui Industry Co., Ltd. Kyusyu Sekisui Children’s Nature
Academy (Extracurricular classes:
observation of biotope organisms)
Kanzaki Municipal
Chiyoda Tobu
Elementary School
Sekisui Seikei, Ltd. Izumo Plant
Nakaumi and Lake Shinji
Clean-up Activities
Izumo City, others
East Japan Sekisui Industry Co., Ltd.
Hanyu Site
Conservation activities for the
endangered aldrovanda vesiculosa
Hanyu City Hall,
Mujinamo Preservation
Sekisui Roof Tech Co., Ltd.
Higashinihon Maintenance Center
Clean-up activities around Meguro
Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. Taga
Conducted an independent study
support course entitled Let’s
Become a Dragonfly Professor for
local elementary school students.
Biodiversity Biwako Network
R & D Laboratories
Higashiyama forest conservation
Council for Kyoto
Traditional Forest
Culture in the city of
Major Initiatives

Woodland conservation and afforestation activities

Working with local communities to conduct activities that protect the natural environment

Supporting Children’s Forest Creation Team Activities

  • 05-17
  • 【Site】
    Sekisui Heim Chubu Group Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
    Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
  • 【Collaborating partner】
    Nagoya Higashiyama Forest Creation Association
  • 【Purpose】
    • Conserve the satoyama (semi-natural ecosystems) of the city
    • Support children’s satoyama experiences
  • 【Continuity】
    Participation since 2017
  • 【Effect】
    Fiscal 2021: Held once with 19 children participating
【Related SDGs】

Coordinating with the NPO Nagoya Higashiyama Forest Creation Association, which engages in activities to preserve the precious satoyama environment that remains in the Higashiyama district of Nagoya City, we support the activities of the Children’s Forest Creation Team, in which local children participate.

Supporting Tohoku Coastal Forest Restoration Activities

  • 05-18
  • 【Site】
    Sekisui Heim Tohoku Group/Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
  • 【Collaborating partner】
    Disaster Area Uncultivated Land Relief and Regional Seedling Production Network
  • 【Purpose】
    • Restore coastal forests lost during the Great East Japan Earthquake
    • Support children’s hands-on environmental learning
  • 【Continuity】
    Participation since 2015
  • 【Effect】
    Fiscal 2021: 25 children participated in the tree-planting festival, planted 17 Konara oak (quercus serrata) saplings
【Related SDGs】

In cooperation with the Disaster Area Uncultivated Land Relief and Regional Seedling Production Network, which works to restore the coastal forests that died out due to the Great East Japan Earthquake, we have been supporting coastal forest restoration and tree-planting activities since 2015.

Waterside environmental conservation activities

We are engaging in activities to preserve the biodiversity of the flora and fauna that live in the area and at the waterside.

Eradication of Invasive Aquatic Grasses in the Shinmachi River

  • 05-19
  • 【Site】
    Shikoku Sekisui Co., Ltd./ Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture
  • 【Collaborating partner】
    Saijo Nature School
  • 【Purpose】
    Conserve native aquatic plants
  • 【Continuity】
    Activity since 2015, activities will continue in collaboration with NPOs in the future
  • 【Effect】
    Fiscal 2021: Conducted three times, removed 1,590 kg of foreign aquatic plants during year
【Related SDGs】

In collaboration with Saijo Nature School, a local NPO, Shikoku Sekisui Co., Ltd. employees work regularly to eliminate foreign aquatic plants such as water speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica), watercress (Nasturtium officinale), and Western waterweed. In this manner, efforts are being made to preserve indigenous species such as curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus).

Participation in Yurikago Rice Paddy Project

  • 05-20
  • 【Site】
    Nishinihon Sekisui Industry Co., Ltd./
    SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. Shiga-Ritto Plant/
    Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture
  • 【Collaborating partner】
    Agricultural and Rural Development Promotion Division, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Shiga Prefecture; Kurimidezaike-cho, Higashiomi, Shiga
  • 【Purpose】
    Conserve species native to Lake Biwa (round crucian carp, etc.)
  • 【Continuity】
    Activity since 2014, plans to continue in the future
  • 【Effect】
    Fiscal 2021: Conducted twice, 131 people from the company and from outside participated
【Related SDGs】

Since 2014, we have been participating in the Yurikago Rice Paddy Project, an activity to restore the paddy field environment to enable fish native to Lake Biwa to spawn, and taken part in rice planting and flora and fauna observation events as part of environmental education. We are also working with administrative bodies (Shiga Prefecture) and government agencies by, for example, providing the synthetic wood (FFU) remnants generated at our factories as materials for fish ladders.

  • Note:
    In 2016, we received the grand prize in the Corporate/Group Leader category at the Nature Conservation Society of Japan Awards

Environmental beautification/clean-up activities

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group will improve the living environment and cooperate in resource recycling.

Participated in “Operation Ariake Sea Clean-up”

  • 05-21
  • 【Site】
    Kyushu Sekisui Industry Co., Ltd./
    Kanzaki City, Saga Prefecture
  • 【Collaborating partner】
    Saga Prefecture/Saga TV
  • 【Purpose】
    Protect the environment of the Ariake Sea (beach clean-up)
  • 【Continuity】
    New activity commenced in fiscal 2021
  • 【Effect】
    Fiscal 2021: Removed a total of 120 kg of garbage
【Related SDGs】

The Ariake Sea is a natural treasure trove inhabited by a variety of living things. To protect this marine treasure, we participated in Operation Ariake Sea Clean-up, a beach clean-up activity carried out in cooperation with the four Ariake Sea coastal prefectures: Saga, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and Kumamoto. We will continue these activities so that the beautiful Ariake Sea can be handed down to the next generation.

Natural environment field trips (learning and training)

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group is making efforts to convey the importance of the natural environment to the next generation.

Held Moist Forest Natural Environment Field Trips (extracurricular classes)

  • 05-22
  • 【Site】
    CHIBA SEKISUI INDUSTRY CO., LTD./ Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture
  • 【Collaborating partner】
    Ichihara Municipal Urutsu Elementary School (first- and second-year pupils)
  • 【Purpose】
    Convey the importance of the local natural environment to the next generation
  • 【Continuity】
    Activity since 2015
  • 【Effect】
    Fiscal 2021: Held twice with approximately 190 children participating
【Related SDGs】

Using Moist Forest, a grove of miscellaneous trees on leased land near its plant, CHIBA SEKISUI INDUSTRY engages in a wide range of activities aimed at promoting biodiversity and regional coexistence. Each year the Company invites elementary school pupils and holds extracurricular classes for nature observation.

Overseas Group Environmental Conservation Activities

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group is also making efforts to protect the environment at Group business sites overseas.

  • Sekisui Voltek, LLC. (Americas)

    Together with ReLeaf Michigan, an NPO, employees planted 25 trees on the side of the road at Coldwater High School.

  • Sekisui Industrial Piping Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)

    Employees and their families participated in environmental education and clean-up activities along the coast at Daan Seaside Park, near our Taichung Factory.